Legal side…

May 23, 2020 Global News – Stewart Bell and Andrew Russell The terrorism confronting Canada: Unsophisticated and frustratingly effective Bell and Russell are suggesting, an illustrating with examples, that while we have paid almost exclusive … [Read more...]

Public health, Public safety…

May 18, 2020 (Ed note: Both these organizations are very reputable in research and advocacy in the United States and may be helpful in the pursuits of similar objectives in Canada where the scene is much the same for the threat of Coronavirus and … [Read more...]

She-session…

May 12, 2020 Global News - Erica Alini Welcome to the ‘she-session.’ Why this recession is different The recession is bound to introduce significant changes to our lives and one would hope that we could choose to redress some regressive … [Read more...]

May 10, 2020 – What would Mom say...  (Ed note: We are grateful to the MOMS of Ottawa for this timely and powerful reminder that besides being the centre of family affection moms are also a moral bulwark against our callous and hurtful ways of … [Read more...]

How long?

April 24, 2020 Policy Options – Pamela Palmater and Senator Kim Pate Prisoners’ death toll will mount without releasing the most vulnerable – Prisoners’ lives are at risk as the virus has the potential to spread like “wildfire.” The … [Read more...]

Earth Day…

April 22, 2020 (Ed note:  The concurrence of the virus, the tragedy in Nova Scotia and the reminder of the needs of the environment all together may serve as a moment to pause and ask about our capacity for crisis response and our willingness to … [Read more...]

Re-thinking…

April 19, 2020 By-Line Times (UK) – Duncan Campbell The Coronavirus Crisis Will Our COVID-19 Lockdown Make Us think more about Why We Imprison So Many People? Much of our legal system is currently struggling with issues such as whether a jail … [Read more...]

Stagnant…

April 17, 2020 Government of Canada COVID-19 and the Parole Board of Canada The statement (April 15, 2020) by the National Parole Board lays out the current considerations around the pandemic Covid-19 and the various parties to the consideration … [Read more...]

New vision…

April 11, 2020 The Guardian (UK) – The Long Read - Rebecca Solnit 'The impossible has already happened': what coronavirus can teach us about hope The outcome of disasters is not foreordained. It’s a conflict, one that takes place while things … [Read more...]

Prisons endanger us all…

April 10, 2020  Tracking the Politics of Criminalization and Punishment in Canada Go to the link to get a summary document on the number of inmates and prison staff who have gotten Coronavirus to date.  The chart has been prepared by Justin … [Read more...]